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National Engineers Week

Northeastern College of Engineering’s annual cel­e­bra­tion of the engineering profession will take place in the month of February, primarily in the week of February 21-27. The College of Engineering will host several events to celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world.

Events are free and open to the public unless stated otherwise.

Saturday, February 20, 2016
Women in Engineering Day

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9:30am - 3:00pm

The Women in Engineering Day is offered by the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) as an event for high school girls and their parents to find out more about our program. This year’s title is “Cool Women/Hot Careers”. The day starts out with a welcome Continental breakfast, an  information presentation, and a student panel of engineering women ready to answer questions. Over lunch, chat with SWE students in small groups. The afternoon includes engineering activities with interesting and informative activities. Registration required (When you get to step three, make sure you choose February 20 - Women in Engineering). Event is open to high school students and their parents only.

Monday, February 22, 2016
National Engineers Week Welcome
8:30am - 11:00amCome enjoy free coffee and donuts and learn about the upcoming events to celebrate National Engineers Week!
Location: 1st Floor Snell Engineering Lobby
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
12:00pm - 1:00pmSeminar: Patent Law for Engineers by Andrew Beckerman-Rodau
Location: 50 Dodge (basement level)
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Seminar: Engineering The Future by Engineering Robots by Associate Professor Taskin Padir and his students.
This presentation will provide highlights from the robotics research taking place at Northeastern. We will discuss robots assisting the elderly, responding to disaster and exploring the space.
Location: 9 Hayden (basement level)

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Chemical Engineering

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10:00am - 11:00am

Virtual Seminar: The Path to Complex Matter: Chemistry? Chemistry! by Nobel Laureate Jean-Marie Lehn, Université de Strasbourg, France
Location: 240 Egan

11:45am - 1:30pm

Lunch and Learn
Panel with current graduate students answering questions. Eno Ebong as moderator. Students can eat lunch (provided) while watching the panel.
Location: 240 Egan

1:30pm - 3:00pm

Games and Activities
Location: 440 Egan

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Lucas Landherr Stand Up Comedy
Location: 240 Egan

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Trivia led by Edgar Goluch
Location: 240 Egan

Thursday, February 25, 2016
Engineering is Everywhere

Northeastern University's Center for STEM Education* will be visiting local schools (with student volunteers) as part of their "Engineering is Everywhere" outreach effort to introduce students to Engineering and the Design process. Please note that these events are not open to the public.

Civil and Environmental Engineering
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Tour the new Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex for an inside look. Tours are limited to 10 people each so sign up early.
Location: The 45-minute tours start in the 1st floor lobby of Snell Engineering and will start each hour (1pm, 2pm, and 3pm). Please note that as this is a construction site, participants of the tour should avoid wearing open toed shoes, heels, or sneakers. Skirts/shorts are discouraged since they can leave legs vulnerable.

4:30pm - 5:30pm

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Pre-Seminar Reception

Seminar: The Precarious State of the World’s Water (and Some Corrective Strategies) by William S. Howard, Executive Vice President of CDM Smith
Presentation on the FIDIC 2015 State of the World Report on Water Challenges that he wrote with April Gu and Mark Patterson, with advice from Matthias Ruth.
Location: 10 Behrakis

7:00pm - 9:00pm

CEE Undergraduate Reception – a reception run largely by our students for our entire undergraduate student body, trying to also attract those who are living locally while on co-op
Location: 240 Egan

Friday, February 26, 2016
Engineering is Everywhere

Northeastern University's Center for STEM Education* will be hosting elementary students from two local Boston schools to learn about our campus and Engineering. Please note that these events are not open to the public.

* The Center for STEM with the support of our undergraduate and graduate students will offer over 1,000 urban students the opportunity to learn about engineering and college life. COE student volunteers assist with the design and delivery of these on and off campus offerings. The Center is also accepting applications for their summer STEM and Young Scholars Programs for middle and high school students.